Cilantro Limeade

This Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie is a great natural detoxifying beverage that’s loaded with nutrients and tart n’ tangy flavor.

Cilantro Limeade

Cilantro is one of those things that people either love or hate. Whichever side of the fence you sit on in respect to cilantro, it’s hard to deny that its health benefits. Also called Chinese parsley and fresh coriander, this leafy green herb helps the body detoxify itself of heavy metals. It is also a good source of vitamin K which helps with blood clotting. We think it tastes great too, especially blended into a green smoothie.

This Cilantro Limeade smoothie also contains ginger which is good for settling the tummy. We also love the numerous anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger. To sweeten up this smoothie and make it nice and creamy, we use bananas. Oh, and did I mention how refreshing Cilantro Limeade is on a hot day? Totally freeze some bananas to blend up for a slushy, healthy treat.

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Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie


Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
A refreshing and unique smoothie that harnesses the anti-inflammatory and detox benefits of cilantro and ginger. // serves two


  • 1 1 cups ⁄2 spinach fresh
  • 1 cup ⁄2 cilantro fresh
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 lime
  • 1 inch ginger fresh


  1. Blend spinach, cilantro and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

Recipe Notes

*Freeze the bananas ahead of time for a cold, slushy green smoothie treat.

Are you a cilantro lover? Check out another favorite – Cilantro-Mango Detox. Learn more about detoxing with herbs in your green smoothies by clicking here.

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40 Responses to “Cilantro Limeade”

  1. Ainsley Lothrop 1.19.2017 at 7:43 am #

    Do you add the whole lime? Skin on?

  2. Tiffany 12.15.2016 at 11:15 am #

    I love this smoothie! The first time I made it, I found myself thinking, “this is okay, but I don’t know if I could drink another one of these.” And then I started absolutely craving them! I don’t really love banana-based smoothies but the lime, cilantro and ginger really take over the flavor. I would recommend being a little careful on the ginger, because if you add too much it’s very bitter. Start with a bit, taste, and then add more if needed.

  3. lily troche 8.31.2016 at 5:18 am #

    you sent me this smooties do i take it all week i am doing the 30 day smootie s wit you,

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.31.2016 at 7:07 am #

      Hi Lily,

      Thanks for reaching out! Our next 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge kicks off on October 1st. Until then, we love sending our community delicious recipes to try!

      Can’t wait until October? Check out our 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge E-Guide in our shop!

  4. Brittany 8.28.2016 at 9:17 pm #

    Can this recipe all be frozen into a smoothie freezer bag? Minus the liquids of course 🙂

  5. Katherine M. 7.15.2016 at 12:00 pm #

    I loathe bananas, that being said…I LOVE this smoothie.
    I wanted to try it once as written before changing anything.
    It’s fabulous. I am looking to get potassium and magnesium and I can’t take supplements due to the medicines that strip me of those needed elements…do you have any suggestions to boost them?
    Thank you for the recipe, thank you for your time. Have a Smoothie-tastic day!

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.16.2016 at 9:23 am #

      Hi Katherine!

      Thanks so much for reaching out! So happy to hear you tried this smoothie and ended up loving it :). Sometimes our taste buds can surprise us!

      Leafy greens are a great source of magnesium, and bananas are high in potassium. However, since we are not health care professionals, we recommend speaking with your doctor to help determine what would be the best way for you to boost those nutrients :).

      Take care!

  6. Jhenelle 6.21.2016 at 11:48 pm #

    This is great! I only used 2 bananas and half the lime peel. It is so flavorful & refreshing. I have to admit I absolutely love ginger and cilantro, but never thought to combine them in a smoothie. I really enjoy the subtle spice combined with the sweet creaminess of the banana in this recipe. I also added a teaspoon of chia seeds! yum!

    • SGS Rawkstar 6.22.2016 at 10:02 am #

      So happy to hear you enjoyed it! And love the idea of adding chia seeds to this. I’ll have to try that next time!

      Thanks so much for blendin’ with us!

  7. Andrea 4.30.2016 at 7:18 am #

    Wow. This is so delicious. Made an entire blender full and I’m still not sure that it will be enough. (smile) My body is so happy with this that I may have to make another blender full. Dontcha just love guilt free?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.2.2016 at 8:28 am #

      Hi Andrea,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out + share your love for our Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie!

      Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  8. kausi 3.28.2016 at 4:43 am #

    Im diabetic can i have banana in the smoothie, as banana, chi cook and mango are to be avoided

  9. Beth 3.9.2016 at 8:06 am #

    To make this smoothie (and most others) a meal replacement can you add protein powder to the mix? I have a vegan pea protein that is wonderful.

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